PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION - GLOBAL AND SPECIALIST

STC3PCG

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Professional Communication - Global and Specialist will cover the field of global cultural and communication theory along with an applied research component on specialist/emergency communication. Topics covered will include: global media flows and the north/south imbalance; cultural hybridisation and local/global tensions; transational media and disaporic audiences; social media as global communication; network journalism and international law and global communication. The applied research component on specialist/emergency communication will enable students to focus an area of their choice: public service communication; emergency communication; or environmental communication, developing research skills for either future academic study, or practical application in communication based careers.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Benson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of 2nd year Professional Commmunication units or coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunication and New mediaRecommendedHirst, M and Harrison, J 2007OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsMedia consumption and public engagement: Beyond the presumption of atttentionRecommendedCouldry, Nick, Sonia M Livingstone and Tim Markham2007, NEW YORK, N.Y.: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ReadingsThe media and communications in AustraliaRecommendedCunningham, Stuart and Graeme Turner, 20062ND EDITION. CROWS NEST, NSW : ALLEN & UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to express ideas in a public forum

Activities:
Through oral presentation in class
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Demonstrate critical understanding of global communication theories.

Activities:
Weekly reading for tutorial question/topic discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Develop practical skills in critical academic writing.

Activities:
Writing the final research essay and annotated bibliography
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

04. Identify, analyse and evaluate competing theories and arguments about communication and media

Activities:
Researching and writing the final essay and during tutorial discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Time management skills

Activities:
Through punctual class attendance and meeting assignment deadlines
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Work productively in a group or team and be able to listen, lead and contribute as required

Activities:
Through collaborative development of a communication issue for group oral presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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